Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday at Home

 I find it so wonderful to be at home some days.  Yesterday was spent out almost all day.  After those busy days, an at home day feels so wonderful.  I just wanted to share some tidbits of the day ...

First, my baby cat all tucked up at the foot of my bed.  She always looks so cosy that it is really hard to disturb her to make the bed.  But, I love to stop when I find her here just for a quick snuggle.  A small moment of calm in my day.  She is snuggled up next to me now as I type.
Nothing quite so nice as a cat to snuggle with!

And here is another "calm" moment from today.  Tea at 4pm with Dawn.   
Of course, as it goes in this house, I no sooner was snuggled and comfy in my chair with my book then I found my lap covered in children with their own books and wants for cookies.  So, my tea turned into our tea, and I still haven't had a chance to read any of my book, but it was a wonderful time to focus on those little ones while watching the light fade outside and a nice way to welcome the end of the day.

And lastly, on the menu today, skillet beef stew.  Wonderful on a blustery day like today!  (I think it was a freezing 55 out there today!  ;)  Well, I'm off!  My turn came to bring Downton Abbey home from the library and while I've seen all the episodes, I'm super excited to watch the special features!

Take care!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday Tea

This is fabulous. I'm over at Dawn's today, and every day this week, for teatime at 4pm. A scheduled break from the hustle and bustle of the joys of the holiday season and, for me, a moment to reflect on the reason for it all.
My teatime today consisted of a cherry Pepsi, the classic "Meet Me in Saint Louis", and two kids snuggled up next to me on the couch. Doesn't get any better than that!
Til tomorrow!

Blessings be to you.

Friday, February 18, 2011

This Moment

Inspired by SouleMama...
"{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor and remember."

Homemade butter. Fun!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Headbands and Babies!

The day after Thanksgiving Joann's had a great sale, so I went and picked up a rotary cutting system (LOVE IT!!!). I had been lusting after them for a while! I HAD to play with it when I got home (of course!) so I chose to make some headbands for my baby (for Christmas and such...) based on the wonderful tutorial from Raechel at finding my feet. These sewed up so quick and easy it was fabulous!

They look great when lounging around the house, running quick errands, or when looking cute while asleep at church. ;) They also stay on tight when attempting to steal all your brother's toys, an added benefit!
The only problem I had with them is that they could not keep up with the growing-up-too-fast-ness that is my baby girl. By the time Christmas came around, she had already grown out of them!!! Of course, that just means I have more sewing to do, so really that's a blessing in disguise! =)

Friday, February 4, 2011

This Moment

Inspired by SouleMama...
"{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor and remember."

Happy Friday!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Creating for My Girl...

Hi! Alison at oopsey-daisy is celebrating her 1 year blogiversary and is having a linky party of everyone's favorite projects. Now, if you do not know oopsey-daisy, you must run over there and check it out! It is one of my favorite crafty blogs and I am a daily reader. She has some fabulous ideas and links to more great ones. And a lot of those links and projects that are doable with young kids, which in this house really makes my day!
I thought I would join her celebration and do a post about a project I worked on a bit ago for my baby girl's bedroom...oh, how much fun is it to have a girl to craft for?! Anyway, I was looking for a lamp and saw a picture of a butterfly mobile and decided that I could easily craft one myself. I loosely based it on a tutorial I found here.

75 hand cut butterflies later...I love it! My baby love loves it. And it entertains her when I have to change the diaper, which is always a good thing! =)

Thanks Alison for your blog and for your inspiration!!! Here's to another year of craftiness!

I am also linking this post up at Just A Girl. If you have not been over there to see all the goodness, you have to check it out! Her painting tips are encouraging me to tackle something I would never have thought about doing otherwise...paint a big Ikea desk I scored on Craigslist! I am sure my husband only wishes she had tips for procrastination...I've been "painting" this desk for 4 months now...(my procrastination comes in the form of an adorable 9 month old...so her cuteness takes the sting off a bit!)

Have a great weekend. I'll be painting and scrapping! My idea of heaven. =)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I am taking the Ordiments of Everyday Life class at Big Picture Classes. I have to say that the first couple days I hated it. The first few assignments are to gather specific products and put them aside and then gather specific photos and put them aside. You do not know which products go with which photos and how until the page ideas come later. This is totally different from the way I scrapbook (photos+color) and totally different from the way I want to scrapbook (photos+story), but after seeing my tray fill with color I got excited!
And realizing that I was pulling photos out that I would NEVER scrapbook if it weren't for this class (but that I would like scrapped) got me addicted. This is the first layout done for this class with this method...
Love it! Can not wait to see what else comes of this and I am actually quite enjoying being so far out of my comfort zone! Love BPC!!!